In order for the UQ Financial Aid Office to assess a student’s eligibility for US financial aid, the student will need to provide specific information to the US Department of Education as well as UQ.
Each student that would like to request US financial aid must complete the necessary financial aid paperwork via the steps below every academic year.
New students will need to complete prior to the commencement of their study at UQ.
Dates for completion and submission of financial aid paperwork are:
Complete the following three US Federal Loan items (you should save a copy for your own records):
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – you will need to ensure that you list The University of Queensland (School code: G10692) on your FAFSA. This enables the Financial Aid Office to retrieve your information electronically. Be sure to keep a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
Entrance Counselling – this is a requirement for all students requesting a US Federal loan for the first time at UQ.
Stafford and/or PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) – you must complete the appropriate MPN. Dependent students may need to have a parent complete a Parent PLUS Loan MPN.
Once the UQ Financial Aid Office has received all your documents your file will be assessed - this process can take up to 10 days. Once the assessment is complete, the Financial Aid Office will either advise you to provide additional information or provide you with a UQ Financial Aid Award Letter. You can even take a look at a sample loan letter (PDF, 225KB). You will need to review the information on your Award Letter to ensure everything is accurate.
If you are satisfied with your Award letter, you can then submit a Bank Deposit Form (PDF, 201KB) indicating the bank account you would like the funds to go to. The completed form should be returned to email@example.com.
For additional information on selecting a bank account please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).